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Roadmap to Reopen1
Here is a brief summary of the Government of Ontario’s Roadmap to Reopen for during the COVID-19 Here is a brief summary of the Government of Ontario’s plan to safely reopen Ontario and manage COVID-19 for the long term:
Source: The Government of Ontario
Starting September 22, 2021, the Government of Ontario requires proof of full vaccination and a photo ID to access certain public settings. Proof of immunization can be acquired through downloading or printing your vaccine receipt from the provincial booking portal or by calling the Provincial Vaccine Booking Line (1-833-943-3900).
Individuals that are medically exempt and cannot receive the vaccine must present a doctor’s note. Children 11 years of age and under that are unable to be vaccinated are exempted.
Find more information pertaining to your public health unit here (http://www.health.gov.on.ca/en/common/system/services/phu/locations.aspx#7)
Information about which stage your public health unit is in can be found here (https://www.ontario.ca/page/reopening-ontario-stages#regions)
Information about urgent care for children 2
The Government of Ontario recommends to call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department if an infant under 3 months has a fever, difficulty breathing, and appears to be ill.
The Government of Ontario recommends to call 9-1-1 or visit the nearest emergency department if infants and children over 3 months have any of the following signs/symptoms:
- fever lasting longer than seven days
- fever with a rash
- has a compromised (weakened) immune system with a fever
- breathing faster than usual or difficulty breathing
- bluish skin colour
- not drinking enough fluids
- not waking up or not interacting
- is so irritable that they do not want to be held
- constant vomiting